Playful communication of serious research

Week 4-8

How do our brain waves help us process sound?

Week 1-3 Brainstorming


We are planing an designing and exhibition using the research by a PH.D candidate named keith Doelling.

Here are some examples that allow was to visualize his topic of how the brain reacts from music.

  • Analog Information Interactions
  • Sound Immersion with Visualizations on floor
  • Pitch Perception task
  • Some kind of game or test
  • Your brain on (Pick your own) Music
  • Hanging brain that responds to chosen music
  • Visualization of components in chosen music
  • Some sort of take away




Installation view of Lovers. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, July 30, 2016–17. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

Recently, I had an inspiration from Teiji Furuhashi(1960-1995)’s Lovers exhibition at Museum of Modern Art. When I entered in a dark square room, Teiji Furuhashi’s 1994 installation, titled Lovers, had several nude images that appeared on each wall. In the center of the room, there were seven stacked projectors, the light from the projectors was rotating to show the movement of men and women who were walking, running and  passing by each other on all 4 walls. The dancing figures were playing in complete silence around slowly moving lights. while I was following their movements, I was holding my breath being fully immersed in his environment. In the room, there was no sound except when the projection change images. This reminded me of the way analog projectors worked by sliding new images underneath them. This was not the case here. Instead, digital projectors were used along with digital methods to portray Teiji’s work. Above all, I was intrigued by the museum’s curation because by using just one room, curators and directors had successfully restored Teiji’s old works and had an inspirable effect.


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